Archive for November 2013

Ice Scale   22 comments

After the last post I was asked about scale, e.g. How big is that iceberg? It’s very hard to get a scale of anything at sea and more so with icebergs as they are not manmade and come in all sorts of sizers and the birds on the last berg could of been Sparrows or Albatross for all I know.

Now thanks to our friend here we can tell this is a very small iceberg, known as a Growler, the next size after this is a Bergy Bit, then Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.

Greenland Seal

 

This next size is a a Medium, you have to remember 7/8 of the iceberg is under water and we are a couple of miles away from the rig.Iceberg

 

Now this next one is big, you will have to take my world for it as there is nothing in the picture to scale it against, but to give you an idea, we were in a boat with 27,000 horse power and when the tide was against us we moved nowhere, when the tide changed and was in our favour we moved a quarter of a mile, I think we towed this berg for about 3 days.

Iceberg

 

Under tow, but not moving much.

Ice tow

 

Here is a guild to test yourself next time you are walking down the high street and see an iceberg.

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Posted November 26, 2013 by rigmover in Greenland

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Ice Ride   5 comments

While I’m trying to sort out my ‘permission’ statues (see ‘the bad news‘ ) I’ll be posting photos I know I don’t need permission to post and that were taken over two years ago.

Here is a bunch of birds having a rest on an iceberg in Greenland, not sure what type of bird they are but i’m sure they must have cold feet.

Ice Ride

Posted November 21, 2013 by rigmover in Greenland

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No Smoking   11 comments

If I did smoke, I still wouldn’t light up any where near this beast.

 

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Have a great weekend.

Posted November 15, 2013 by rigmover in My Work

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Amsterdam   9 comments

Another industrial night scene for you, (well dusk anyway) this one is in Amsterdam, the vessel at the bottom of photo is the Sirius, a Greenpeace ship, just chilling out until they go and do their thing.

I like the way it’s very industrial with the cranes and jack-up, a container ship sailing out to open sea and the lone wind turbine as if to say, “Hey look we are Green”.

 

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Posted November 14, 2013 by rigmover in Amsterdam

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Steel of the Night   13 comments

As anyone who has read my equipment page will know, I don’t travel with a tripod. There are a couple of reasons for this, the main one is I work at sea, the other is the structure I am standing on is also vibrating a lot with generators and motors always on the go, so night shots are almost never considered by me. That was until I saw this, it’s some steel works somewhere on the coast, and my type of landscape. I like all this industrial stuff!

I managed to find a pipe to lean against and held as steady as I could, this was the result.

 

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Posted November 11, 2013 by rigmover in My Work

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Good News and Bad News   32 comments

First the good news, I’ve had another photo published in a magazine called Interactions, it’s a photo of Archie (my dog) with xmas socks on, which I had placed on my blog.

 

Now the bad news, I have been told by my employer that I cannot publish photos of rig’s, platforms, & AHV’s, basically anything to do with the offshore industry without prior consent from the owner, so rigmover.com as we know it is no-more!!!! I was thinking of changing it to http://www.heylookatmydog.com or http://www.doyoulikemycar.com but thats just silly. So in the foreseeable future you will have to settle for photos of the sea and maybe the odd sunset, on which I’m sure you will get bored of very quickly.

I have a link to Interocean on my side bar, this is not the company I work for, Interocean use some of my photos on their web site.

This is very disappointing, as I’m sure I have passed on a little of what goes on out there, I have had some great feed back and I thank you all for that.

 

P.S. Don’t go to far rigmover.com will be back, in some form or another.

Posted November 8, 2013 by rigmover in My Work

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